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Insight: New Pope / Brain Regulators / SXSW Music / Sound Advice: SNR at SXSW


Published March 14, 2013


New Pope - Cardinals at the Vatican have elected Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina as the first Latin American to head the Roman Catholic Church. He's also the first Jesuit to fill the church's top post. Joining us to explain how Jesuits and other Catholics in the Sacramento region are reacting to the news is Reverend Monsignor James T. Murphy with the Roman Catholic Diocese in Sacramento and Father David Suwalsky from Jesuit High School.

Brain Regulators - They seek and destroy with an insatiable appetite for brains. No, it's not the zombie apocalypse. Researchers at UC Davis' Mind Institute have discovered that microglial cells are eating excess neurons and regulating brain growth during development. This discovery could help scientists find the cause of developmental disorders like autism or schizophrenia, which have been attributed to unregulated brain growth during development. We'll speak with Dr. Stephen C. Noctor, the lead author of the research paper, which was recently published in The Journal of Neuroscience.

SXSW Music - Capital Public Radio's Nick Brunner is in Austin, Texas this week for the annual South by Southwest conference. The Blue Dog Jam host is following Sacramento band G.Green as they return to the music festival portion of the conference for a second year. They played their first showcase yesterday and Nick was there. We'll hear how things went and what the band is trying to accomplish. We'll also hear some music from Sacramento musician James Cavern and hear from a fan whose willing to stand in line for two-and-a-half hours to see Yeah Yeah Yeah live.

Sound Advice: SNR at SXSW - Nick Miller, the co-editor of the Sacramento News & Review, join us for this week's Sound Advice. He'll introduce us to some music from bands his publication is keeping tabs on in South by Southwest.


Date 2013-03-14


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